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  Political science - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Accordingly, political scientists often study trade unions, corporations, churches or other forms of collective intelligence that are not "political" in the sense of influencing law or executive decisions - but have structure and process approaching that of government in complexity and interconnection.
Political processes are often associated with the possibility or the prevention of violence.
The complex interplay of economic and political choices is reflected in the field of political economy, where economics and political science overlap.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/po/Political_Science.html   (402 words)

 Political Philosophy [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Political rationalism emphasizes the employment of reason in social affairs: that is, individuals ought to submit to the logic and universality of reason rather than their own subjective or cultural preconceptions.
Politically, socialists claim that the free market system (capitalism) should be replaced or reformed, with most arguing for a radical redistribution of resources (usually to ‘workers’ — i.e., those socialists deem who do not presently own anything) and for the state or some form of democratic institution to take over the running of the economy.
The political philosophies of liberalism, socialism, conservativism and anarchism — and all of their variants — agree that the good life sought by political philosophy ought to be the good life for human beings.
www.iep.utm.edu /p/polphil.htm   (6111 words)

 Theme 8: Political Theories
Politics tends to be domain of conflict among equals 30, 34
I think philosophy is driven by politics to some extent too, and so the drive for this new regulation is paralleled at the state level in many states because there's a perceived public anxiety and clearly professional and physician anxiety and anger that this legislation is trying to deal with.
We couldn’t resolve that because where we were going was just to be silent and just defer to states and sort of leave a void where a state had not acted, and let that state's court sort of tease it out.
home.gwu.edu /~kalae/th8.htm   (2106 words)

 American Political Culture/Julie Alfaro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But all empirical theories share in common the fact that they are NOT evaluating policies or governmental action as good or bad; they are simply attempting to understand the reality of American politics.
Elite theory has suggested that society is ruled by a small number of wealthy people who exercise power in their self-interest.
Political culture can be defined as a patterned set of ideas, values, and ways of thinking about government and politics.
www.accd.edu /sac/gov/alfaro/ideology.htm   (3851 words)

 Theories of Political Behavior - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Popularly political orientation is often thought to be genetic.
There seem to be no academically respectable theorists who propound this view but it has long been wide spread in Western culture.
There is, however, ample evidence that children most often develop a political orientation similar to their parents (but through socialization, not genetics).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theories_of_Political_Behavior   (129 words)

 'Conspiracy Theories' and Clandestine Politics
For decades scholars interested in politics have directed their attention toward explicating and evaluating the merits of various political theories, or toward analyzing the more conventional, formal, and overt aspects of practical politics.
Conspiracy theories are like fl holes--they suck in everything that comes their way, regardless of content or origin...Everything you've ever known or experienced, no matter how 'meaningless', once it contacts the conspiratorial universe, is enveloped by and cloaked in sinister significance.
Although conspiracy theories have been widely accepted in the most disparate eras and parts of the world, and thus probably have a certain universality as explanatory models, at certain points in time they have taken on an added salience due to particular historical circumstances.
www.lobster-magazine.co.uk /articles/l29consp.htm   (2673 words)

 USS Clueless - Unfalsifiable political theories
And a theory is considered to be unfalsifiable if we cannot describe any piece of evidence which, if discovered, would show that the theory was false.
The strength and value of scientific theories is a function of their ability to permit us to make useful predictions, but not all predictions are useful.
A is a statement that the theory is valid, and B is a prediction made by the theory.
denbeste.nu /cd_log_entries/2004/06/Unfalsifiablepoliticalthe.shtml   (4380 words)

 Abstract for Contemporary Empirical Political Theory
The contributors to the volume represent disparate theoretical approaches and orientations to political science, from cultural and rational choice theory to behavioralism and post-modernism.
Contributors discuss the possibility of constructing a universal and value-free science of politics and assess the relative contributions of recent empirical political theories.
As an introduction to political science the volume is intended to present multiple views of the major debates and recent movements within the discipline.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/6922/6922.abs.html   (369 words)

 POLS Y669 3807 Theories of Political Contention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This course analyzes the major theories of the origins and characteristics of collective dissent within polities - riots, protest cycles, civil wars, ethnic strife and revolutions.
We will also be interested in politically contentious events (e.g., strikes, demonstrations, social movement mobilizations) that have the potential for but do not always produce violence.
These theories will include micro models of collective action, state and societal models of internal conflict and macro- structural models of revolution.
www.indiana.edu /~deanfac/blfal02/pols/pols_y669_3807.html   (138 words)

 All.info: Society and Social Sciences / Political Science / Theories /   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The meetings are usually on aspects of political, social, or legal philosophy, sociology, politics, psychology, and related subjects.
Political Science Resources, which started in 1996 is a gateway to most significant resources relevant to political science.
Richard Kimber taught political science for 35 years and was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics.
allinfo.com /directory/Society_and_Social_Sciences/Political_Science/Theories   (705 words)

 Left and Right: The Significance of a Political Distinction, by Norbert Bobbio - reviewed by Louis Andrews
Bobbio, for example, sees the moral value of equality as the essential component of all left political theories and types of opposition to such equality as inherent in all right political theories.
Perhaps Kymlicka would argue that only leftist political theories are "plausible," but that's not something Bobbio, though he considers himself on the left, would agree with at all.
Bobbio uses a dual axis approach to political definition: equality/inequality and liberty/authority, though only the equality/inequality axis is intrinsic to the left/right distinction.
www.lrainc.com /swtaboo/library/lra_lr.html   (1036 words)

 New Political Theories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Their solutions were based on theories that tried to explain the roles of workers, business owners, and government in an industrialized society.
They based their views on the theory of laissez faire, French words meaning "leave [business] alone." This idea was first stated by a Scottish philosopher and economist, Adam Smith.
In book published in 1817, Ricardo put forward his idea about the "iron law of wages." This theory said that workers will never earn much more than the minimum they need to survive Ricardo’s reasoning was that population growth, which constantly increases the work force, will always keep wages low.
plato.newarka.edu /~labbey/west_romanticism_ir_2.html   (1789 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Political Theories and Social Reconstruction: A Critical Survey of the Literature on India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Thomas Pantham is a creative and insightful political theorist of our times who has consistently striven to widen the universe of discourse of contemporary political theory by engaging himself in a dialogue with significant interlocutors of the human condition both in India and in the West.
Pantham's book is a critical survey of literature aiming at identifying trends in political theorizing in India from 1971 to the present." --Gandhi Marg "This book provides a critic al survey of the available literature on the subject of political science as applicable to India.
Later chapters are devoted to examining the Marxist, Gandhian, and Hindutva critiques of, and alternatives to, liberal-democratic theory.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0803992165   (475 words)

 Contemporary Political Theories
In this course students will explore the development of the Western tradition in political thought from approximately the middle of the nineteenth century until today.
This semester, the course will focus on various developments and permutations of Liberal political theory in the Anglo-American world.
In particular we will focus on four branches of liberal political theory, utilitarian political theories (Bentham and Mill), modern social contract theories (both egalitarian (Rawls) and libertarian (Nozick)), and various types of communitarian political theories (communitarianism proper, republicanism, and multiculturalism).
mason.gmu.edu /~rpaden/syl327.htm   (569 words)

 6ideo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Politics is defined: as "how gets what, where, when, and how" or the "authoritative allocation of values".
Political Scientists have formulated different empirical theories about how best to describe, explain, and predict American politics.
When politicians or the general public engage in a political debate on a particular issue, they are really debating on two levels.
www.accd.edu /sac/gov/rogers/class2301/ideology.htm   (3330 words)

 Gale - Gale Schools - 2nd Level   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Designed specifically for high school students, Political Theories for Students provides in-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods.
Each entry begins with a general overview of the system/theory followed by a discussion of the principal aspects of the theory, the theory's philosophy and an analysis of the historical context in which the theory was developed, including critical response.
Entries also cover the "Theory in Action," analyzing how the political theory works in practice.
www.gale.com /servlet/ItemDetailServlet?region=9&imprint=k12&titleCode=PTFS&type=4&id=175060   (120 words)

 AllRefer.com - communism : Origins of Communism : Early Forms and Theories (Political Science: Terms And Concepts) - ...
Communism as a theory of government and social reform may be said, in a limited sense, to have begun with the ancient Greek idea of the Golden Age, a concept of a world of communal bliss and harmony without the institution of private property.
The Anabaptists under Thomas MUnzer were the real upholders of communism in the Peasants' War, and they were savagely punished for their beliefs.
This same mixture of religious enthusiasm and economic reform was shown in 17th-century England by the tiny sect of the Diggers, who actually sought to put their theories into practice on common land.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/communism-origins-of-communism.html   (478 words)

 Hegel's Critique of Liberalism and Social Contract Theories in the Jena Lectures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Though their attention focused on his major political work “The Philosophy of Right”, his Jena lectures(System of Ethical Life, and First Philosophy of Spirit) which did not gain the same attention as his Philosophy of Right, forms the origin of all his later political and social theories.
Furthermore, he does not deduce Political organizations and sovereignty immediately from his above mentioned concepts in the same manner of deducing politics from the state of nature, but shows that the State is the combination and the synthesis of them in a dialectical manner.
Hegel was aware of this connection, and that is why his political ideas in the Jena Lectures are preceded by and combined with parts of his theory of Knowledge.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/hegel/txt/mansour.htm   (990 words)

 Category:Political theories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The journal is committed to presenting and interpreting the evidence on corporate and industrial change, drawing from an interdisciplinary set of approaches and theories from economics, sociology of organization, organization theory, political science, and social psychology.
Specialties include ethics and education; philosophy and educational research; feminist perspectives on education; John Dewey and Progressivism; social and political theories of education; technology and education; the media and popular culture; religious educational policy; and philosophy of language and education.
Journal of Public Policy publishes research that applies social scientific theories and concepts to significant problems of public policy are political, economic and social, and articles in the journal deal with broad questions of relevance to social scientists and policy-makers.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Category:Political_theories   (958 words)

 POLITICAL ECONOMY 6301 Edward J. Harpham
This course investigates some of the most influential theories found in the tradition of political economy.
It seeks to familiarize students with a variety of perspectives for studying the relationship between politics, economics, and society.
Particular attention will be paid to the roles played by scientific theory in advancing empirical knowledge in the social and policy sciences and to the ways in which values affect scientific theory.
www.utdallas.edu /~harpham/ejp6301.html   (423 words)

 Political theories join prayer at monastery - The Washington Times: World Briefings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When asked, most of the monks said they were required to study the "theory of the Three Represents," the new political ideology of China's ruling Communist Party.
Lama Nien Drak is the director of the Democratic Committee of Tashilhunpo, a mechanism for implementing political dimensions to the monastery.
Other monks widely doubted that the new ideology would offer greater political influence for Tibetan Buddhism, which has been part and parcel of China's attempt to extend its influence in the region and strictly control the traditional religious aristocracy.
www.washtimes.com /world/20030828-100401-3197r.htm   (588 words)

 The Political Theories Of Locke And Hobbes
Political Theories of Locke and Hobbes John Locke influenced Western political thought immensely.
During this time, the Tories and the Whigs, England’s first two political parties, joined together to rid their country of the tyrannical James II and welcomed as their new co-rulers his daughter, Mary, and her Dutch husband, William.
This is due to his background of growing up in England, during a time of religious, social, and political discord.
www.freeessays.cc /db/38/pbk192.shtml   (797 words)

 Theories of political survival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1993, Moshood Abiola was not even given the luxury of being declared officially as the winner of the presidential election because peripatetic Ibrahim Babangida single-handedly and arrogantly scuttled the final outcome of the election.
Even within individual political parties, this second proposition has been tested and found to be a viable expression.
When Alex Ekwueme was defeated at the national convention of the PDP in January this year (the second in five years), he alleged misconduct in the voting process that enabled Obasanjo to be re-elected as the PDP presidential candidate.
www.nigerdeltacongress.com /tarticles/theories_of_political_survival.htm   (1346 words)

Course Description: While most introductory Political Theory courses are construed to be political philosophy or histories of political thought, this course deviates from that design.
The term political theory, as with many of the concepts we will analyze this semester, means different things to different people.
In its broadest application, political theory encompasses many types of theory relating to politics/political systems/political behavior/etc… Our task then, is to examine other types of political theories such as positive or formal theories, most notably rational choice and various empirical theories utilized by subfields within the discipline.
www.siue.edu /POLISCI/VP385S03.htm   (657 words)

 Theories of Imperialism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Imperialism is simply a manifestation of the balance of power and is the process by which nations try to achieve a favorable change in the status quo.
The purpose of imperialism is to decrease the strategic and political vulnerability of a nation.
Imperialism is objectless expansion, a pattern simply learned from the behavior of other nations and institutionalized into the domestic political processes of a state by a "warrior" class.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/pol116/imperial.htm   (363 words)

 Powell's Books - Political Concepts and Political Theories by Gerald F. Gaus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Introduces political theory by focusing on enduring disputes about the nature of freedom, power, equality, justice, democracy, and authority.
Part I examines the nature of these disputes, and discusses the views of thinkers including Plato, Wittgenstein, and Gallie, arguing that to understand a particular political concept, we must place it in a political theory.
An introductory text which sets out to show how the most basic political concepts, such as freedom and justice, are woven together and given structure, forming them into comprehensive political theories such as classical liberalism, and socialism.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=62-0813333318-3   (139 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Theories of racialist nationalism and national socialism are not widely known in the United States.
While the allegation that right-wing conspiracy theories were woven into the case is hotly denied by Christic, the contacts by the LaRouchians during the mid and late 1980's are not disputed.
Hulet claimed in an interview that his theories have no relation to conspiracist theories such as those circulated by the John Birch Society, and he is quick to distance himself from the racialist and anti-Jewish theories of far-right groups such as Liberty Lobby.
www.textfiles.com /conspiracy/right-lf.txt   (18976 words)

 Political Science: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
College of Arts and Sciences, offers courses in a variety of subjects, including U.S. politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and methods of social-science research.
Courses are offered in three broad subfields of United States Politics, Political Theory, and World Politics.
I am also leading three edited-book projects, respectively on EU politics, immigration in Europe, and "constructivist" political economy.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~polisci/php/webpage.php?home   (348 words)

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